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Brief Gestalt Therapy / Edition 1

Brief Gestalt Therapy / Edition 1

by Gaie Houston
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Houston (emeritus advisor, Gestalt Center, London, England and chair, British Gestalt Journal) describes how Gestalt Therapy can be best used to achieve good outcomes with clients, primarily in brief interventions with a range of people and situations. Noting that Gestalt's integrative nature and emphasis on a cooperative working alliance make it particularly suited to brief therapy, she presents the basic theory and principles, examines each phase of the therapeutic process, and offers practical strategies for therapist to pursue. Intended for students of psychotherapy and experienced practitioners from other disciplines. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761973485
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/25/2003
Series: Brief Therapies series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.

Table of Contents

The Gestalt Approach
Theory Related to Brief Intervention
The Assessment
The Beginning
The Middle
The Ending
A Brief Gestalt Therapy Individual Case Study
The Brief Gestalt Therapy Group
A Brief Gestalt Therapy Group Case Study
Evidence, Authority and Now in Brief Gestalt Therapy

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Gestalt therapist I generally work long term with people. I have recently begun working in a college counseling center and have found it useful to hone my interventions. I purchased this book to help me in creating a short term framework to work within. I like the organization and framework. I found the book to be quiet expensive for the size but expect that this is due, in part, to low demand. I would recommend this book to people working from a Gestalt or humanistic perspective who want to enhance their ability to work with people on a deep level in a short time frame. I expect this will become more important as we become more dependent on managed care for payment of services.